Panda Bikes and Boo Cycles had two very different approaches to building bikes with bamboo, but both share a passion for the natural material. Panda wins the t-shirt design contest with that blue one in the pic above, though.
Panda’s bikes use thinner bamboo with 4130 steel lugs. Prices range from $1600 for the frame to about $2,100 for an entry level single speed (like the green one above) to around $3,000 – $3,300 for the others. Called The One, the singlespeed frame above was also set up as a track bike.
Boo Cycles had a pretty trick commuter fixie with some really nicely integrated features, too. Click ‘more’ to see them all…
These models have a brake mount on the seatstay bridge and fender attachment points at the dropouts.
The Natural commuter bike shows how it can attach a rack, also. We’re guessing that internally geared hub has a coaster brake, ’cause there are no levers to be found.
Boo Cycles swaps steel lugs for carbon fiber wraps. This fixed gear (or singlespeed, flip flop the rear wheel to your liking) took advantage of the composites and natural materials to build in some pretty trick features:
One piece bar/stem.
Integrated LED tail light with hidden button on backside.
Carbon fiber and bamboo mountain bike with Gates Belt Drive and retro saddle.
Bamboo and carbon fiber cyclocross bike.